I took this at the famous Luang Prabang Night Market in Laos.
This was taken in Burkina Faso. The string tied around the girl’s body is to protect against evil spirits. It will be removed when it is believed her spirit has fully developed. Around age 7 or 8. She is also wearing waist beads. She will wear waist beads her whole life. When she is older they will be only for her husband to see.
- Me: ah, brain freeze
- Kelly: stick your finger in it. it helps.
- Me: ok
- Kelly: not your nose! your ice cream.
- Me: oops.
This was taken in a district on the outskirts of Beijing, about 2 hours from the city’s center.